Tag Archives | Organic

Growing Home; Celebrating a Decade in Englewood

An exciting evening to celebrate the thousands of lives

“Growing home” has touched

through their programming in Englewood over the last decade



Hors d’oeuvres

Featuring our own USDA-certified produce grown in Englewood, expertly prepared by FIG Catering.

Two selections provided by Chicago’s only certified organic brewery, Greenstar Brewing.

Signature Cocktail

Girasole Vineyards Sangiovese and Chardonnay, provided by Candid Wines, an importer and distributor of organic, biodynamic, and other responsibly-sourced wines.


Charlie Barra in the Girasole Vineyards

Charlie and Martha Barra oversee everything that happens on the more than 200 acres of organic vineyards that they own and manage in Mendocino County…. Click the Image to learn about them


Growing Home Annual Benefit, Candid Wines, Girasole Vineyards, Wine Dinner, Wine Event in Chicago,

Click the image for information on the Gala.


Braised Short Rib
With red wine reduction, roasted garlic smashed potatoes, and truffled asparagus

Macadamia-Crusted Halibut
With lime-cilantro butter, coconut-citrus jasmine rice, and roasted French green beans

Vegetarian Risotto
With spring peas, roasted asparagus, and shaved parmesan

Your choice of entree provided byMaison Cuisine


Event, Growing Home, Girasole, Wine Dinner, Wine Event in Chicago,



Brunch for Wine Lovers
Enjoy brunch at Tru coupled and a private wine tasting with a Hart Davis Hart representative. Then bid on your favorites at the prestigious wine auction house.

Organic Distilling
Bring 25 friends over to KOVAL Distilling for a private tour and tasting.

Take Growing Home home with you!
Bid on a variety of potted vegetables and herbs from our farms, tour packages, and Growing Home merchandise.
Event, Growing Home, Girasole, Wine Dinner, Wine Event in Chicago,



Thursday, May 12th

Tickets: $160

 Event, Growing Home, Girasole, Wine Dinner, Wine Event in Chicago,


Salvage One
1840 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL

Event, Growing Home, Girasole, Wine Dinner, Wine Event in Chicago,


To find out more about the event, inquire about sponsorship opportunities,

or to ask questions, contact us at info@growinghomeinc.org or 773-549-1336


Event, Growing Home, Girasole, Wine Dinner, Wine Event in Chicago,

Continue Reading
The Barra Family

The People Behind Pioneer Cabernet Sauvignon

[portfolio_slideshow id=12826] Pioneer Cabernet Sauvignon is made from 100% estate grown fruit from Barra of Mendocino in Ukiah, California.  2011 is the first vintage and marks the debut of a collaboration between the Barra Family and the team at Standard Market in Westmont, Illinois, which wanted to find a domestic producer capable of making a […]

Continue Reading
Girasole wines

Buy Girasole Vineyards Wine in Chicago

Girasole Wines – where to buy and drink them! in a larger map See current pricing and vintages all of our wines from Girasole Vineyards on SevenFifty.com. (Industry only). Our introduction to Girasole Vineyards came in the form of a glowing review that called their Pinot Noir one of the “best values” in America.  What […]

Continue Reading
Chaumont, Givry, Blanc

Guy Chaumont’s Givry, from the Côte Chalonnaise

100% Chardonnay from Burgundy’s Givry appellation, farmed organically and raised in a combination of new and used French oak barrels.  Chaumont’s Givry combines elegant white and stone fruit flavors with an undertone of lemon zest and a suggestion of flint that provide a backbone for all sorts potential pairings.  Classically, soft white cheeses like Camembert […]

Continue Reading